Want to install a P3 Digital Drivers Vent mounted gauge in your MK7 GTI. This video will show you how to perform this installation. Disclaimer: Please note. This is actually a blend door actuator that controls the drivers side climate control. Suddenly hot air started blowing out the air vents only on the drivers.

His TC is in great shape, no other problems. Issue just started, when he turns heat on, blows regularly out left vents (as hot as you want). Center vents are only mildly warm, and the right passenger vents are cold, that includes the floor (he hasn't checked defrost vent, yet).

We are unsure what to try. Have read several auto blogs, seen this same question asked, but no answer provided.

Thanks, in advance!

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there - I suspect you have a problem with the air blend doors inside your heater unit in the passenger compartment. These doors control air flow inside the passenger compartment. A failed or stuck air blend door would result in the air flow issues you describe. I would recommend a heater system inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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Having your dryer properly vented is crucial in keeping the appliance operating effectively and avoiding the risk of fire or water damage to your home. Fortunately, installing a dryer vent is easy to do.

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Developed in 19th-century England, the first mechanized clothes dryers were perforated barrels that rotated over flames. Today’s appliances are not so very different, at least in principle, with heated air blown through a tumbler. But where does the air go once it has stolen moisture from your socks, shirts, and hand towels? If you’ve ever walked or driven past a modern-day laundromat, then you already know: For a dryer to operate safely and effectively, it must vent to the outside.

In recent decades, it’s been common practice for homeowners to use flexible vinyl or metal tubing in dryer vent installation. The ridged design of these ducts, however, tends to pose a fire hazard: In short, they trap lint.

For that reason, experts now instead recommend the use of rigid or semirigid hose; either can be found easily and purchased inexpensively in the diameter appropriate for your appliance (for most dryers, the correct duct size is four inches).

How to Install a Dryer Vent

STEP 1: Determine the path of the ventilation duct.

Dryer vent installation begins with a decision: By what route will the duct travel from your appliance to your home’s exterior? The shorter, the better. A straight path is the shortest possible route, but not always practical. If, say, your dryer sits in the basement, then the hose needs to make at least one turn. To complicate matters, the total length of the run should not exceed 25 feet—and that’s for a straight shot. From that maximum, deduct five feet for 90-degree bends, and two and a half feet for 45-degree ones.

STEP 2: Open up a small, 4-1/4″ hole in the exterior wall.

Now comes the most challenging part of dryer vent installation: putting a hole in the exterior wall. In most cases, the opening must be four and a quarter inches wide (for confirmation, consult the instructions provided by the manufacturer). I suggest drilling a pilot hole first, then going outside to double-check its position. If there’s no impediment, and you’re boring through wood, proceed to outfit your drill with a hole-saw attachment (view on Amazon). To penetrate stucco or concrete, it’s easier to use a masonry bit (view on Amazon) to drill multiple holes around the circumference of the desired opening before manually chiseling out its interior.

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STEP 3: Secure the dryer vent cap on the home exterior.

Install the dryer vent cap against the side of your house, being sure that its attached pipe fits through the wall opening you have made. Secure the cap with the provided screws, and don’t forget to caulk around the edges for protection against the elements. Now go inside and connect the dryer duct to the vent cap pipe (a 90-degree elbow may be needed), securing the connection with a hose clamp.

STEP 4: Cut and join duct sections to connect the vent opening to the dryer’s exhaust outlet.

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Having moved the dryer into the desired spot in your laundry room, measure the distance from the back of the machine to the vent opening, accounting for all the necessary turns in the ductwork. With a pair of tin snips, proceed to cut the tubing to the length of the measured distance. If you are joining more than one length of tubing, reinforce all joints with foil tape. When you’re finally attaching the tubing to your dryer, remember to secure the connection by means of a hose clamp, as you did in Step 3.

STEP 5: Test your installation.

At this point, it’s important to make certain your dryer vent installation has been successful. Switch on the dryer, then go outside to inspect the vent cap: It should be emitting warm air. If it’s not, head back indoors to review your ductwork. The most likely explanation is that one of the connections has come undone.

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Remember that in order for your dryer to keep operating at maximum efficiency, you must periodically vacuum inside the vent system, as lint has a stubborn way of lingering, even when there are no ridges in which it can get lodged.